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making news in america this morning -- remembering nancy reagan, the former first lady with a legacy of her own. the tributes pouring in overnight. library. hillary clinton and bernie sanders sparring and talking over each other. >> you know -- >> excuse me, i'm talking. >> the democratic nominees turning up the attacks one day before the next big contest. severe storms pounding the west coast right now. mudslides and flood risks. as a parade of el nino-fueled systems come ashore. we're tracking it all.
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a big cat caught in a trap, the risky rescue. good monday morning. we begin with new tributes this morning to nancy reagan, she's a woman who leaves behind a remarkable legacy of good. >> nancy reagan was right there with president ronald reagan loyally and somewhat and sometimes controversially throughout his political career. in her honor, the flags over the u.s. capitol have been lowered to half-staff. we begin with abc's brandi hitt live at the reagan library in california, in front of the plane that was once used by the reagans so many times. >> reporter: good morning. condolences and prayers continue to pour in for nancy reagan's family. here at the reagan presidential
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respects to a woman who played a pivotal role in her husband's career. theirs was a love story spanning more than 50 years. from hollywood, all of the way to the white house, nancy reagan never left ronald reagan's side. our love is here to stay >> the former first lady died at her home sunday morning. outside the ronald reagan presidential library, families are leaving flowers. as reaction pours in from across the nation. the president and michelle obama tweeting this photo, saying, our former first lady redefined the role in her time here. >> she was one of the greatest first ladies. extraordinary human being. >> reporter: nancy reagan famously launched the just say no drug. >> what should you do when someone offers you drugs? >> just say no. >> reporter: she was once her husband's most trusted adviser. and at times, accused of
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two years after ronald reagan revealed he had alzheimer's, she convention. reminder of this very long good-bye. >> reporter: mrs. reagan became his caretaker until his death in 2004. seen her hugging the casket once last time. at that nace's capitol, flags have been lowered to half-staff in her honor. a large funeral service is now being planned here for nancy reagan. former presidents and other heads of staff will be invited. then she'll be laid to rest right next to her husband here. at the ronald reagan presidential library. reena and kendis. >> ronald reagan, brandi, passed away more than a decade ago, but mrs. reagan really remained politically active even after his death? >> she did, kendis. especially with stem cell research.
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party. she believed that it held hope and science for cure. so no other family would have to deal with alzheimer's. the last ten years of ronald reagan's life, as she said in many interviews, sometimes wasn't very pleasant because he was slowly losing his memory. she doesn't want any other family members to suffer that same pain. she was constantly champion stem cell research. >> she believed in him and in that cause. brandi, thank you so much. >> and as brandi mentioned in her story, their marriage was a loving partnership. >> the two were married in 1952 in hollywood. barbara waters spoke to nancy and ronald reagan numerous times. during one of those interviews, they talked about the secret to a successful marriage. >> how do you keep the romance in a marriage? >> one of you thought that it had to be everything had to be
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it's not always 50/50. >> what is it? >> sometimes it's 90/10 and you have to be willing to give the 90. or he has to be willing to give the 90. but it's something that you want to do. >> clark gable had a line once, i thought was very eloquent, "there's nothing more wonderful for a man than to his approach his own doorstep knowing that someone on the other side of the door is listening for the sound of his footsteps." >> well, politics played a huge role in their relationship. she gave him key advice on staffing and strategy. they first met when she was trying to clear her line of sympathizers which she was wrongly named. he was president of the screen actors guild. all of the presidents have offered their condolences. on the passing of nancy reagan. overnight tensions flared once again as democrats went head to
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>> hillary clinton with a commanding lead over bernie sanders. they both called for the governor to resign over the flint, michigan, water crisis. they clashed on a string of issues. we get the latest now from abc's lana zak in washington. >> reporter: good morning, coming off this weekend's election results where bernie sanders won more states but hillary clinton won more delegates, each was eager to have their message stand out. in the birthplace of general motors, hillary clinton drew a clear distinction between the two democrats. >> i voted to save the auto industry. he voted against the money that ended up saving the auto industry. >> if you're talking about the wall street bailout, where some of your friends destroyed this economy -- >> you know. >> excuse me, i'm talking. >> reporter: clinton holds a 17-point lead in michigan. the water of flint has been poisoned with lead. for his role in that crisis,
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republican governor. >> his dereliction of duty was irresponsible. he should resigned. >> reporter: the two united in reproaching the republicans. >> compare the substance of this debate with what you saw on the republican stage -- >> we are, if elected president, going to invest a lot of money into mental health. when you watch these republican debates, you know why. >> reporter: they disagreed on the effects of the first clinton presidency and the economics of the 1990s. >> i was on a picket line in the early 1990s against that. >> at the end of the 1990s, after two terms of my husband's presidency, the unemployment rate in michigan was 4.4%. let's talk about 23 million new jobs, incomes went up for everybody. >> michigan is really the prize tomorrow with 147 democratic
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that's nearly as many as all the last four states combined. >> all right, so it's a big day ahead for them. lana zak reporting live for us this morning. now, to the republicans and donald trump still soaring in the polls despite a blistering assault by the gop establishment. trump is ahead 41%. heading into the michigan primary. far ahead of his rivals. ted cruz came in with 22%. rubio trailing at 13%. trump and cruz each won two states over the weekend. moving closer to a two-man race. >> look at this, marco rubio picked up a win in puerto rico along with nearly two dozen delegates. rubio's vowing to beat donald trump in his home state of florida next week. but trump is calling on rubio to drop out. the west coast is bracing for a round of powerful storms. widespread damage knocking down trees and power lines, turning roads into raging rivers and
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and mountain snow will make driving difficult. flooding rains will stretch from texas up into the great lakes and roads will be wet in the upper plains. >> if you're flying, airport delays possible in san francisco, los angeles and dallas. now to one family's brush with death. their small plane falling from the sky in new york. >> the father and daughter heading home from a college tour, were about 2,000 feet up when the engine lost power. they quickly deployed the plane parachute. the plane dropped slowly to the ground, the plane landed in an industrial park in long island. >> coming back home. coming from the university of rhode island. looked at colleges. the engine died. i pulled the parachute. and we landed. >> as you can see, they both managed to walk away from the crash, a bit shaken but without serious injuries. next to a frightening look
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pine valley mountains in utah. this intense video shows the wildlife worker attempting to figure out how to release the enraged animal from a trap without getting hurt themselves. they came close a couple of times. as they excused catch poles and a blanket. eventually he was set free with only minor bleeding on his front paw. look at that video, he's expected to be fine, i should say. >> good to know it all worked out in the end. how about sports now. big announcement in sports right now. >> big upset from the nba. we got all the details from our man at espn. some information on peyton manning's retirement news conference. but first, what an upset it was in the nba yesterday on abc television. warriors/lakers. steph curry, this is an easy one, right? a gimme hopefully besting the bulls for best record in nba history. my goodness, curry made his
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missed his next nine. the warriors combined to go 4 for 30 behind the arc. meanwhile, the lakers stunned the warriors, 112-95. well, it's an end of an era in the national football league. the first pick in the draft with the colts he goes out with a super bowl championship. he'll announce his retirement. you can watch the live ceremony at 1:00 eastern time on espn. in it is, 11:00 in denver. also streaming live on the watch espn and the espn app. peyton manning announcing his retirement, as he rides off into the sunset as a champion in denver. hey, good morning, america, make it a great monday. i'm john buccigross. next live "sportscenter" 7:00 eastern time, on espn.
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one more highlight and one more low light for that matter. both taking place on the hard court. first the good. >> this is memphis grizzlies fan. half-court shot from midcourt. he had an unusual two hands over the head shooting style. boom, it goes in. by the way, the guy won an audi a3. >> and enjoy the taxes on that car. >> then there was this epic fail that took place at a miami heat game, and it goes to the team mascot, clearing a line of other costume characters laying on the floor. burnie tried to make it look like it was successful, we all know it wasn't. just ask the characters who were landed on. they're in pain this morning. >> i hope that poor guy got a day off today. up next, in the pulse, remembering nancy reagan. and high-speed chase. an ostrich on pursuit, after
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time now to check "the pulse." we'll start with the passing of nancy reagan. >> those close to her said that she was spry and stylish until the end. she died at her home yesterday. you see this, this is one of the last known pictures of her celebrating her 94th birthday in july. >> her life was filled with memorable quotes and images like this one. taken from the early '80s. president reagan's dressed as santa with nancy on his lap. >> and nancy reagan also invited mr. t. to play santa at the white house when this picture was taken. >> many people who knew her said she was mentally 100% there. >> such a gift to be 94 and make
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amazing. next, a fond farewell to a beloved television series. >> no one, not even the show's producers ever thought a period drama on pbs would turn into ratings gold. but after six seasons, "downton abbey" aired its final episode in the u.s. last night. >> okay, no spoilers here. but as "the new york times" described it, the finale, quote, grand british story, with an american finish. in other words, a truly happy ending. >> okay. >> is it safe to say, no one died? and finally, a bike ride that a couple guys can't ever forget. this really happened in south africa. >> this was kind of cool. they were out warming up for a long bike race when that ostrich decided to join their paloton.
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of snow for parts of rockies, hail, flooding down in texas. and finally this morning, as the tributes to nancy reagan stream in, some details about what made the former first lady such a beloved figure. >> it happened during her husband's first term in 1983, we get the latest from wabc's lucy yang. husband's greatest defender. coifed. always ronald reagan's biggest fan. nancy reagan wasn't just a silent partner. she had her own mission -- her just say no to drugs campaign. >> i didn't mean that was the whole answer, obviously, but it did serve a purpose. >> reporter: and she could be impulsive. in 1983, they were in seoul, south korea, she was visiting six children at a
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suddenly insisted of bringing two youngsters back with her on air force one so they receive life-saving open heart surgery in new york. >> how absolutely gracious she was in and just the epitome of a first lady. >> reporter: she came back to visit the sick children a month later to exchange christmas gifts. >> i love you. wonderful. just wonderful. i'm so happy. thanksgiving and christmas all rolled into one. >> reporter: some points of trivia not well known, she was born no new york city as anne francis robins. after their eight years the white house it was not an easy retirement for the glamorous hollywood couple. the president would be diagnosed with alzheimer's and she would become his fiercest nurse. protecting his image, guarding his legacy, supporting him in his final heartbreaking years. they were a couple united in loyalty and love and now, in death.
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>> there's never enough done about the impacts by the first ladies over the years. >> absolutely, huge impact on those two south korean kids who actually giving back in a similar way nowadays. >> that's what's making news in america. >> stay tuned for "good morning america." right now on eyewitness news this morning, a major closure is happening today because of the i-4 ultimate project. the alternate route you may need to get through downtown orlando for the next 14 months.


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